Racine-area McDonald’s are participating in the Pay with Love promotion, and customers from around the area are getting happily surprised when offered the opportunity to pay for their orders with an act of kindness or love.
The restaurant chain advertised Pay with Love during the Super Bowl Sunday; the promotion runs until Valentine’s Day.
Felina Coleman posted a video Monday of a woman calling her father and telling him that she loves him “to the moon and back.”
Coleman and her co-workers can be heard saying, “Aww” and clapping for the customer.
Each store will hand out 100 free meals at pre-determined times throughout the day, according to a story at Good News Insider.
Official rules state that each location’s manager – the Lovin’ Lead – will choose the times between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Acceptable acts of kindness could include fist bumping the cashier, calling someone to say “I love you,” customers hugging their companions or blowing someone a kiss.
A McDonald’s spokesperson told AOL the goal is to increase customer happiness.
“We want to thank our customers for making our day and hopefully they will make someone else’s as well – that’s what Lovin’ is all about,” she said.
The Chambliss family visited the restaurant at 2100 Lathrop Avenue shortly before 10 a.m. for breakfast and were surprised to have their tab paid when mom Christina blew dad Robert a kiss.
“Me and my husband and two of our four children went to McDonald’s on Lathrop,” Christina explained. “We definitely thought it was awesome. They had many things to chose from like taking a selfie, giving a hug, calling someone telling them you love them, etc., so I chose to blow my husband Robert Chambliss a kiss … when the cashier randomly chose us I thought it was pretty neat, and we had a great breakfast!”
Lele Chambliss, an 8th grader at McKinley Middle Charter School, said she was surprised but then she remembered seeing a story on the news.
“It was fun,” Lele added. “I hope a lot more people get to do it.”